NA, M&C 4/11/1862

Memphis & Charleston Rail Road Office
Memphis, Apl. 11th 1862
W. I. Ross, Corinth,
   How many Engines and Cars did we have at Huntsville. Instruct Jones or any one else we have at Decatur to destroy the two old spans of Bridge, take up the floor out of the remainder and turn or destroy the Draw. Report condition of matters to Genl Beauregard. Do what he instructs you to do, but I suggest the necessity of getting every car we have West of Corinth. Clean out Decatur, Tuscumbia, Iuka and Burns at once.
Sam Tate